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Ashley Milne

In all previous versions of exchange server, if the IS was not backed up on a regular basis, log files would accumulate and potentially fill up whatever partition their folder was on. Is this still the case with Exchange 2010? I have read that Exchange 2010 is not meant to be backed up by design and I am not sure what that means outside of an enterprise environment, so for example in a SB/MB, should they back up their IS each night, and if they don't, will their log files accumulate?
 
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That is still the case, you have to do exchange aware backups to clear the transaction logs unless you decide to enable circular logging and rely on redundant HA copies in a DAG environment ( perhaps using a lagged copy as well) and implement single item recovery per:

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2009/09/25/452632.aspx

Note that Public Folders arent in a DAG, so they need backups regardless.

Despite that, I dont think Microsoft is telling people that they dont need backups anymore - if anything, they are saying that with a DAG, you can do backups less often .

In smaller orgs, I would keep doing them and not enable circular logging.
 
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Ashley Milne



Thanks Andy, that is what I figured. What I meant by exchange not meant to be backed up, was exactly what you pointed about with DAG's, you can change your backup strategy as you have redundant copies of your IS.

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busbar



Yes this is the backupless configuration, please read my article dude, where is my backup:

http://www.enowconsulting.com/ese/2010_02_01_archive.html

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